We are an independent, family owned restaurant in the heart of Washington Village, the big, little brother of the green tearoom, serving up the highest quality, locally sourced, wholesome, fresh, seasonal British food. Our team are committed to offering something a little different to the usual, creating a space in which our customers are valued and feel at home.

Our passionate Head Chef, Andrew Wilkinson, twice North East chef of the year, makes sure that his menus work around seasonality, reflecting in the food he prepares, so that we continue to be an excellent destination for those seeking outstanding quality food and drink.

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We offer both indoor and outdoor seating. Available for bookings or walk in.
All dishes are available in a half size portion for children, we also offer fish or chicken goujons and pasta.
Please make your server aware of any dietary requirements or of any allergies, our kitchen will be able to make something suitable for you.

Click here for the Festive Menu starting Thursday 1st December


Opening Hours

Friday – Saturday 12:00- 10:30 (last table 8:15pm)

Sunday 12:00 – 7:30PM (last table 6PM)
Forge Sunday lunch available for take away collection, email your request.


Please email or call us on 01919087621 at least 48 hours ahead of your booking to check availability on special dishes like… Lobster; Langoustines; Chateau; T-bone… we will do our utmost to make your meal that little bit extra special by making sure we have your request ready for you.


A carefully selected choice of wine which will add a whole new experience to your meal, please ask a member of staff for their wine pairing suggestions.
We have a delicious selection of cocktails   sharers available too.


Wine List

Gift Vouchers

Share the love of good food and wine, vouchers are available in £10, £20 and £50 and can be personalised to make any occasion truly special, please email or ring 01919087621 for more details.

The Forge

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Emails are checked up until 5pm on weekdays, if your query is urgent please call the restaurant on 0191 908 7621